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Dual-Batch Compost Tumbler

Dual-Batch Compost Tumbler
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$169.00
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Description

  • Watch: How the Dual-Batch Compost Tumbler Works
  • Produce high quality compost quickly and efficiently
  • Let one bin "cook" while you add fresh materials to the other side
  • Two bins rotate separately; each bin holds approximately 3 cubic feet

Batch composting is the fastest and most efficient way to produce high quality compost, and this dual bin tumbler makes it easy. Fill one side with kitchen scraps and yard waste, then stop adding materials and let it "cook," turning it every few days to speed up the decomposition process. In the meantime, add new scraps to the other side. When the first batch of compost is finished, remove it and repeat the process, letting the other side cook.

Specifications

  • Assembly required
  • Recycled black polypropylene, steel
  • 28-1/2" W x 25" D x 37-1/4" H overall
  • Each bin holds approx. 3 cubic feet (22 dry gallons)
  • Gardener's Supply Exclusive

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Dual-Batch Compost Tumbler
 
4.0

(based on 169 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy assembly (108)
  • Capacity (79)
  • Attractive (63)
  • Odor free (56)
  • Composts quickly (52)

Cons

  • Leaks (24)
  • Pervasive odor (7)
  • Flimsy (6)
  • Needs solution added (4)
  • Mulch not fine enough (3)

Best Uses

  • Kitchen scraps (131)
  • Coffee grounds (109)
  • Fruit rinds (98)
  • Leaves & brush (96)
  • Ecological waste disposal (68)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (95), Getting started (57), Master gardener (9)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

SIMPLE

By MaMaberi

from Bartow Florida

About Me Getting Started

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Capacity
  • Easy Assembly
  • Odor Free

Cons

  • Leaks

Best Uses

  • Fertilizer Production
  • Fruit Rinds
  • Kitchen Scraps
  • Leaves & Brush

Comments about Dual-Batch Compost Tumbler:

First is I put it together in less than 1 hour, alone. All parts were in the box and they fit. I have a usual size rural town lot and it is perfect in my backyard. So far the family of racoons have not bothered it. Easy to spin. I have not seen my first batch yet, but it's only been three weeks. The only reason it does not receive 5 stars is one of the sliding doors does not slide without pounding it with the palm of my hand. also a booklet describing how to use it most efficiently would have been nice.

 
5.0

Simply A Great Product

By BARNEY

from ENID, OK

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Easy Assembly
  • Great For Small Operation
  • Sturdy
  • Uses Small Space

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Fertilizer Production
    • Kitchen Scraps
    • Leaves & Brush

    Comments about Dual-Batch Compost Tumbler:

    Can't go wrong. Good way to get started

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    As expected

    By Sara the terrace gardener

    from Falls Church, VA

    About Me Getting Started

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Composting On A Balcony

        Comments about Dual-Batch Compost Tumbler:

        I live in a condo apartment with an open terrace on which I grow plants and vines. I purchased the composter after a year or so of relatively successful composting in a large container. I am hoping that the rotating,two-chamber feature will make things easier. The assembly was relatively easy, but like others below, I needed the extra clue from customer service: namely, the long sides of the foot bars go on the ground edge. For awhile, i was convinced I had been sent the wrong parts. This is not automatically clear from the diagram. Customer service was helpful --and available on the day after Christmas. After that, things went easily, and I was actually able to lift the tubs by myself. The metal parts were packed separately, and the doors fit fine. As to how well it composts, stay tuned. . . .

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great composter

        By DAC

        from Longmont, Co

        About Me Getting Started

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Capacity
        • Easy Assembly
        • Odor Free

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Coffee Grounds
          • Ecological Waste Disposal
          • Fruit Rinds
          • Kitchen Scraps
          • Leaves & Brush

          Comments about Dual-Batch Compost Tumbler:

          I recently got this dual composter as recommended by a friend who loves hers. It was easy to assemble and I am using it. Don't know how fast it works but easy to use and the video on the garden supply site was a great help to me as a beginner.

           
          5.0

          Great composter

          By DAC

          from Longmont, Co

          About Me Getting Started

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Capacity
          • Easy Assembly
          • Odor Free

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Coffee Grounds
            • Ecological Waste Disposal
            • Fruit Rinds
            • Kitchen Scraps
            • Leaves & Brush

            Comments about Dual-Batch Compost Tumbler:

            I just got it but it was easy to set up and it was recommended by a friend who has used hers over a year and loves it. So I can't address how fast it works but I am using it now and think it's great.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Working great so far

            By Daughter Julie

            from Ellsworth, Maine

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Capacity
            • Easy Assembly
            • Height Off The Ground
            • Odor Free

            Cons

            • Doors Stick And Freeze

            Best Uses

            • Coffee Grounds
            • Ecological Waste Disposal
            • Fertilizer Production
            • Fruit Rinds
            • Kitchen Scraps
            • Leaves & Brush

            Comments about Dual-Batch Compost Tumbler:

            I bought this for my 89 year old Mother who has composted her kitchen waste for practically all of those 89 years. This is "high tech" for her, and just what she wanted. It arrived quickly, was easy to set up (having read the reviews about paying attention to the process) and seems to be working well for her so far. Having the doors at waist height is good, and it looks like it will be easy to empty. The verdict is still out on the finished compost product since we just set it up this month.
            Her only problem so far has been that the sliding door is a bit sticky and when the temperature is below freezing it freezes shut. We can't blame the product for that though, we'll take that up with Mother Nature.

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Compost Novice

            By New Gardener

            from El Paso, TX

            About Me Getting Started

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy Assembly

            Cons

            • Part Missing

            Best Uses

            • Coffee Grounds
            • Kitchen Scraps
            • Leaves & Brush

            Comments about Dual-Batch Compost Tumbler:

            Planning to start first vegetable garden this spring. The axel was missing, but one call to Gardener's Supply and a very friendly lady apologized and sent the missing part at no charge or shipping cost. I found it easy to assemble, but it did require two persons to attach the black tumblers to the frame. Just starting my first batch of compost, so no issues with odor yet and no opinion on the quality and size of the mulch.

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Dual Batch Compost Tumbler

            By Cello Pam

            from Cleveland Heights, Ohio

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy Assembly
            • Sifts Old From New

            Cons

            • Pervasive Odor

            Best Uses

            • Coffee Grounds
            • Fruit Rinds
            • Kitchen Scraps
            • Leaves & Brush

            Comments about Dual-Batch Compost Tumbler:

            This composter was very easy to put assemble single handed. I like that there are two separate compartments, one for the compost that's in its finishing stage and one for the new compost. I do wish the bins were larger and held more compost. I've had this for a month now and one side is full and in the finishing stage, the other side is half full. I also like the ease of the spin of the bins. There is way more odor from this composter than from my previous unit. I had to move it way behind the garage and I can still smell it. The price was great though.

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Convenient Composter!

            By CJ

            from Gig Harbor, WA

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Easy Assembly

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Coffee Grounds
              • Kitchen Scraps
              • Leaves & Brush

              Comments about Dual-Batch Compost Tumbler:

              Easy assembly except make sure that you are putting the legs together so that the base is the widest. I needed to put lubricant on the sliding door for easy opening and closing when putting materials in the bin. I love that it doesn't take up much room and is off of the ground. Easy. It will be interesting to see how easy it is to remove the compost once it is ready!

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Just what we needed.

              By Clark

              from Jerome, Idaho

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Easy Assembly
              • Odor Free
              • Sifts Old From New

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Coffee Grounds
                • Kitchen Scraps

                Comments about Dual-Batch Compost Tumbler:

                This is our second compost tumbler and our first is only a single drum. That means there is a point in which we just stop composting and let it cook. This concept is much better and this one, with it's smaller size will be focused on reducing garbage waste with vegetable kitchen scraps going into the system. Our hope with the side by side bins, is that we are constantly composting.

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